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FAQ

 

Q:Trips look great! When should I book my adventure tour?
A: We recommend booking early, to avoid the disappointment of your Arizona adventure tour being fully booked. However, we will do everything possible to accommodate last minute bookings. Payment of deposits for all of our adventure tours is located in our Contact menu.

Q: How strenuous are the hikes? Am I fit enough?
A: We have a wide variety of hikes that offer different levels of active participation. In general, the fitter you are the more likely you will enjoy the more difficult trails. Our guides will select the trail that is most appropriate for your level of fitness.

Q: Do I have to carry my own bags or backpack?
A: On our 1/2 day and full day hikes the guides will carry your snacks and extra water. You will need to carry your personal items, including camera equipment. On the multi-day tours you are responsible for carrying all of your gear required for the length of the trip. During these multi-day trips the guides/porters will carry all camp necessities.

Q: What will the weather be like in Arizona on my trip?
A: The weather in Arizona is very predictable, and varies based upon the time of year. Mornings and evenings are always much cooler than the daytime, and we recommend that you check the weather forecast prior to departing for the hike. For the overnight trips you will receive a packing list that will include clothing suggestions based upon the time of year.

Q: What is your client-to-guide ratio for the Arizona hikes?
A: For our day hikes you will enjoy a maximum of 6:1 guests to guide ratio. On our overnight trips you will experience a maximum of 4:1 ratio of guests to guide.

Q:Why are your adventure travel trips so much more affordable than your competitors?
A: Arizona Hiking Adventures’ mandate is to insure all travelers that wish to experience the natural wonders of the world can do so at a fair price. We can do this by insuring that we keep our overhead costs to a minimum. In addition, we carefully select the operators and facilities we based on our previous travel experiences. This insures that you will have great value on all our trips.

Q: How do I know if the Arizona hiking trip I want to go on is available?
A: Once you complete your request on the Contact form we will respond within 24 hours to confirm the availability. Once you have completed your deposit for the selected hike, you will receive confirmation from us that guarantees your spot for the hike.

Q: Do you cancel or reschedule trips due to weather?
A: No! Our guides are prepared and trained to observe the weather conditions, and will insure you have an enjoyable and safe trip. We do reserve the right to re-route and/or shorten a trip for the safety of the group based upon the possibility of changing weather. Remember this is Arizona and we enjoy 300+ days a year of total sunshine. All will be good on the hiking trails.

Q: Are the Arizona hiking trails busy with other groups?
A: Our guides will insure that you have the most private day possible to enjoy the solitude of the desert. Although the trails are on public lands, we have selected routes that “are off the beaten path”, and thus are much less traveled.

Q: Does Arizona Hiking Adventures provide water or snacks during our full day Arizona hiking trip? A: Of course! Our guides will provide you with water and a healthy snack during your 1/2 day guided hike in Arizona and we will also include a nutritious boxed lunch during your full day Arizona hiking trip. Check out all of our inclusions in our Tours menu.

Q: Does the Havasupai Falls hiking adventure tour allow us to travel within the Grand Canyon hiking area?
A: Havasupai Falls is located within the Grand Canyon. Havasupai Falls is the most photographed waterfall in the Grand Canyon. This 4 day/3 night adventure tour will take you deep into the Grand Canyon utilizing well known but seldom used Arizona hiking trails. Click on our Tours menu for full trip details.

Q: Does Arizona Hiking Adventures offer evening or full moon hiking trips?
A: Absolutely! We hike every month during full moon evenings. Our hikes meet at 730pm, and typically end around 1030pm. Our pricing for these hikes are based on 1/2 day tours. Contact us to insure availability for your desired dates.

Q: Does Arizona Hiking Adventures have a cancellation policy?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A: All deposits are non-refundable. Trips cancelled within 48 hours of start date will incur a 100% fee.